Crime / Courts

Man Jumps from Grant Bridge


Co-authored by Nikki Blankenship and Tausha Kennison

Scioto County Candor


Portsmouth Police Department (PPD) has reported that at approximately 5:51 p.m. March 31, officers were called to the Ohio River in  reference to a fully clothed male in the river.

“Upon officers arrival, they located a male, in the river, approximately 10 ft off the shore line,” PPD Captain Jason Hedrick stated. “Portsmouth Fire Department responded and retrieved the male from the river.  The male told officers that he had jumped off the Grant bridge.  The male was transported to SOMC ER by Portsmouth Fire Department.”

At this time, officers have not identified the male. No other information is currently available.